The Bulldogs kicked off their season late Sunday night / early Monday morning with their second annual Midnight Madness!
At precisely 12:01 AM on August 3, 2020, after several intense protocol and safety meetings, the Coahoma Bulldogs took the field for their first organized practice since March.
When asked what he was hoping to accomplish through this year's Midnight Madness, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for Coahoma ISD Chris Joslin told KBest News, "Most of these kids have been here all summer long and the goal tonight is to make sure that the guys are in shape. We got plenty of time between now and [game time]," said Coach Joslin.
"We just don’t want to rush into it and [want to] try our best to avoid any foolish injuries,” he continued.
Coach Joslin was of course not the only one ready to get the Bulldogs season underway. Senior Defensive End Collin Daniels spoke on behalf of his defense and stated, “We’re just trying to continue to build on what we had last year, and continuing to instill the ideals that the last class of seniors had instilled in us. Like trusting your coaching, and how to play real Coahoma Bulldog Football.”
Of course we can’t forget about that Bulldog offense! Senior Wide Receiver Tony Hagens told KBest News, “There’s a bar that was set this last season, and we have to try and break that.” He went on to say, “all we can do is work hard, and try to win football games.” Which, of course, could not have been said any better.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs football practice was cut short due to weather, but not before KBest News was able to get one more question in with Junior running back Bryson Kerby about how he thought that his team's first practice went.
Kerby stated, "The guys were excited to be back and you could tell that everyone had that extra pep in their step. The intensity was there, and now it’s just time to capitalize on it.”
Dave Cambell has the Bulldogs picked to place third in the district this year and in the words of Senior Linebacker Patrick Gutierez, “It’s not about where your picked in August, but about how you play in September!”